Author: Imprint Events Group

Positives from a Recession?

No one has the crystal ball for what 2023 has in store for us.  In the event industry, I think everyone can happily agree that 2022 has been an amazing year.  However, what if we do have a large recession that is being predicted for Q2?  Hopefully, most everyone will have some liquidity in play from the 2022 event explosion that we all experienced.  If there is a downturn in the industry, what can we do from an anticipatory position?  

Here are a few things to consider:

HIRING

During the pandemic, there were many excruciating things that happened. However, the one thing that was a benefit? Starting with a fresh slate – however forcibly that was thrust upon us.  When we experience a downturn no one wants to lay someone off, but a recession can provide an opportunity to recalibrate your workforce to be more in line with the grand plan.

MARKETING

Usually marketing is the first thing that people scrap when money is not flowing in. Well, I am here to tell you it should be the biggest target of your cash reserves.  You are going to have a lot more attention from companies that are temporarily standing idle. GRAB SOME OF THAT MARKET
SHARE.  Also, there is a drastic discount from platforms that want you to continue to advertise.  You can continue to do it, economically!

DIVERSIFY

During a cool down, companies can develop new products that have been on the backburner for years.  During the Pandemic, so many “pivots” took place that created millions of jobs and revenue that would never have been realized without that extra bandwidth.  If a recession is coming, DIG IN!!

EMBRACE A RECESSION FOR AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES!!

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Changing 1% will 10X your business

In the investing world, compounding your interest is the greatest way to creating generational wealth for your portfolio, and it’s all based on a RIPPLE EFFECT.  A small amount of money every month can create a tidal wave of financial freedom as time progresses.


The same can be said about how you look at your business.  Invest just 1% of your time every day in how to be better as a business, and in one year, your business will be 37 times better than when you started. Conversely, if you get 1% worse every day…you get my point.  Becoming 1% better every day means focusing on the one tiny action you can take today to get one step closer to where you want to be tomorrow. It means sticking with these tiny actions, day in and day out (even when you feel like they aren’t working) because you know they will compound into something significant. 

Here are three areas in a business that can create profound change:

CASH

What if you added a 1% jump of profitability to just one piece of business?  Then, you did this
with just 1% of your clientele, and your average ticket per client was $1000.00 every single day?  What
would that do to your bottom line, and what kind of impact would that create for your clients?

CULTURELY

What if you changed one small thing in your office every day for 260 days (annual workdays).  These items could be as small as saying hello to one more employee than you did the day before.  It could be telling one person something positive, sending a thank-you card to a colleague just for the heck of it; adding an in-house holiday celebration.  GET CREATIVE.  After a full year of these “ripple effect” changes, what would your office look like?

CLIENTS

Try spending 1% of your day, every day, looking at a new client, researching someone on LinkedIn that may be worth saying hello to, reaching out to an existing client unexpectedly and unprompted.  Challenge yourself to do that for 260 working days, every year and sure, you will get some NO’S. But each No you receive gets you one step closer to your YES!!!!


TRY IMPLEMENTING A 1% CHANGE IN YOUR OFFICE AND LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES!!!

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Have you ever put an hourly value on your salaried employees?

When you start focusing an hourly value on a salaried employee, the energy on your company’s 80/20 (20% of your clients create 80% of your revenue) drastically changes.  I challenge every manager or business owner to ask a salesperson, “How many hours a day do you focus on reaching out to clients that represent what your level of client should be?”  


Columbia Business School did a study and determined that a typical salesperson only spends 90 minutes a day talking to qualified, vetted clients.  The rest of the time is spent checking emails, researching
clients, working on proposals, and general office politics.


Based on that, is that 90-min/day spent on a client, is it worth their time? Is it worth the perceived hourly value that represents them?  Does it represent what they are currently getting paid? Does it represent what they ultimately would like to get paid?

When you start making that mental shift, you will see an explosion of growth that you never could imagine.  Put it to the test and reply back. We would love to hear from you.


Chris Starkey, Co-Founder

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Why the “Why?


By Jeffry Denman, Creative Production Manager

As a relative newcomer to the events industry, one of the first things I found I could really connect to – and indeed had to connect to – was the why: the reason behind the event. I come from a long career in the theatre: as an Actor first, then as a Writer/Choreographer and finally as a Director. In that part of my career, the Why was behind every move I made. Why was my character saying what they were saying? Why did I want a dancer to perform a certain move? Why did I want the Lighting Designer to highlight a certain moment?

In theatre, and in all art, the why is where the artist meets the audience. Human beings are puzzle solvers, whether they realize it or not, and they will absolutely notice when something doesn’t add up. This is the difference between the Broadway show you LOVED and the one that was just, like….okay. So, attending to the why at every level is imperative if you don’t want to lose anyone.  I want to give them just enough information to keep them enticed and interested but I don’t want to give the whole store away. It makes for very engaging theatre. We like to say, the audience leans forward in their seat. That’s when it’s at its best.

Well, if we want our Event Audiences to do the same we have to be attending to the why. Events don’t generally have the luxury of a gathered audience, sitting in seats all facing the point of focus the way a theatrical show does. You may have multiple points of focus, the event may also a networking event not just the big immersive entertainment pop you’ve planned. That and countless other aspects are going to make grabbing their focus very tricky. But by staying close to the why we can do it. That’s why it’s the first thing I ask a client.

Then, we make sure that the theme is threaded through everything, including the production numbers,  the décor, the lighting and the….well you get it. It constantly reminds the participants that there is a greater meaning to the event.

Events, at their best, provide an escape from the quotidian aspects of our clients’ day and gives them an endorphic release (yes, I just made that word up. But all words are made up) while also framing it in their industry. It’s our job to meet them there and have exciting, engaging and interesting moments for them to interact with.

So, ignore the Why at your peril.

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Virtual Meetings + Events: Taking your Teambuilding Online

Imprint Group Teambuilding Service

Digital Events & Taking Teambuilding Virtual

Teambuildings are more important now than ever before as we are constantly being challenged with an ever-changing social, political, and environmental landscape. Read more about the benefits and logistics of taking your teambuildings online from Imprint Operations and Entertainment Producer, Joe Reynolds.

WATCH THE PRESENTATION ON VIRTUAL TEAMBUILDINGS HERE

5 Benefits of Taking your Teambuilding Online

  1. Team engagement in a virtual setting.
  2. Budget-friendly.
  3. Larger reach for companies that have offices throughout the country or globe. 
  4. A nice break from a long day of webinars.
  5. Multiple community give-back opportunities.

Teambuilding activities have been around for as long as we can remember. They are something we have always been engaged in throughout our lives, whether it be a classic ice breaker on the first day of school or summer camp, a cash cab competition, or a supermarket sweep that ends with a giant, live cooking challenge at a concert venue.

(Okay, so maybe we haven’t all done that – but if you’ve engaged the Imprint team for your teambuilding event, chances are, you have.)

Teambuilding activities help us learn how to better communicate, work with others towards a common goal, give back to our communities, and allow us to give in to the rewarding and collaborative feeling that comes along with being a part of a larger team and purpose.

Teambuilding activities go beyond getting your team together for an afternoon of fun challenges or community givebacks.

It pushes your participants out of their comfort zones, making them stretch their capabilities, challenging their understanding of the “norm” and allowing them to bond with their colleagues in these shared experiences.

All these elements are more important now than ever before as we are constantly being challenged with an ever-changing social, political, and environmental landscape. It’s common that your clients and employees are feeling isolated during this time and taking your teambuilding virtual is a wonderful solution to that problem.

Teambuilding activities allow your team to still congregate in a “shared space” while maintaining safe practices for all involved. Whether it is through a virtual cooking class, a fun game night, a scavenger hunt around your house, or an art or music class in your participants’ living rooms.

There are countless ways to engage people in this new virtual landscape – it has simply forced us to challenge the way we have done things in the past. Which, if you ask us, makes it an exciting time for teambuilding.

5 Tips for Virtual Teambuildings

  1. Keep it short and sweet. We recommend nothing longer than 60-90 minutes max. 
  2. Content is King. Keep the content moving and keep it engaging.
  3. Utilize multi-media opportunities whenever they are available.  Pictures, videos, memes, sounds, etc. will help keep your audience’s attention.
  4. Hire a professional Emcee. Someone who is already skilled in keeping people’s attention will give you a huge leg up in keeping your participants engaged.
  5. Rehearse. Rehearsing with your staff, tech, and emcee is a benefit that we do not necessarily get with an in-person activity.

Related: Digital Events 101 Guide & Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

What Makes Virtual Teambuilding Different?

While virtual teambuilding activities share a lot of the same qualities that in-person activities do, there are a few key differences that we must remember in order to have a successful teambuilding.

The biggest and most obvious difference is that your audience is in the comfort of their own home or secluded to their own office. Either way, they are not physically with each other, so it is much easier for them to become disengaged throughout the activity. How do we fix this?

As you have heard many times and will continue to hear, content is king. With your audience not physically together, it becomes even more vital that you have engaging content that is formatted in a digitally digestible way.

This means gone are the days of slides full of data, verbiage, and graphs. Welcome to the digital era where we quite literally need to bring all the bells and whistles in order to keep the audience engaged. Make sure to incorporate videos, music, and imagery throughout your activity in order to grab and keep your audience’s attention. 

Another big difference in the digital world is timing. An average in-person teambuilding activity runs two hours. In a virtual setting, we recommend cutting that by half. This is yet again due to the simple fact that your audience is participating through a screen. After an hour, it is going to becoming increasingly likely that people begin tuning you out. One hour will give you the time you need to engage your guests, get them interacting with each other, and run a few challenges. 

If your client would like a longer or more extensive teambuilding, think about spreading it over a few days. We have concepts that would work great that function over multiple days!

The last difference worth mentioning is team size. While in a normal setting it is very typical to have teams of 8-10 people, that size is just too large in this digital world.  Again, it is going to be more difficult to keep people engaged in this landscape, so having a smaller team will give everyone a chance to participate and be active throughout. Of course, there are activities and options to utilize larger groups, but if possible, a smaller group will lend to more engagement and stronger activity. 

Activity vs Challenge vs Community Giveback

Do you and your client want a teambuilding activity, challenge, or community giveback? This is a hugely important question to ask and truly understand at the beginning of the planning process.

A good understanding of each will allow a more simple and efficient planning process.

Activity – A teambuilding activity can range from a group paint night, skeeball tournament, trivia game, or cooking class. All digitally, of course. There can be some level of competition here, but with an activity, your whole group will be together throughout. There will be no breaking off into smaller groups during an activity.

Challenge – A teambuilding challenge is more involved than an activity. With a challenge, we will take your group, break them into smaller groups, and have some sort of competition component. The group will work together within their smaller teams in order to accomplish a task, complete a challenge, or play a game. All the teams will be competing against each other throughout the challenge and we will crown a winning team at the end of it all.

Community Giveback – A community giveback teambuilding can incorporate either of the above styles. This has become a vital piece of corporate teambuildings over the years and moving to a digital platform only opens up our opportunities for the community giveback teambuilding.

Related Resources:
Adding a Human Touch in a Digital World
Best Practices for Conducting a Virtual Meeting
Taking your Fundraisers Online 

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Virtual Meetings + Events: Taking your Fundraiser Online

Digital meetings are transforming corporate events & meeting landscape globally. How to engage with online audience & increase virtual event participation.

In an effort to adapt to today’s event landscape while also raising funds for hospital workers and frontline staff, we produced a virtual fundraising concert for our longstanding partner, National Jewish Health – the #1 respiratory hospital in the world. Our virtual fundraiser featured national acts and had thousands of people tune in from over 56 countries. Read more about the step-by-step process of hosting a virtual benefit concert online from Imprint Director of Accounts, Franny Starkey.

WATCH THE PRESENTATION ON VIRTUAL FUNDRAISERS HERE

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

I was listening to a webinar with two panelists from major non-profits that serve communities across the country and was particularly struck by a common phrase one of the panelists mentioned was nomenclature in her organization.

She referred to “blue sky” and “gray sky” fundraising. This is the work an organization does year-round to raise dollars when the need isn’t urgent is referred to as “blue sky” and when disaster strikes the organization’s efforts turn to “grey sky” fundraising.

What if your organization’s work can’t solve the grey sky, but you’re still affected by it

How do you ensure your cause is still relevant and therefore your funding flow doesn’t dry up?

Nonprofits and associations are wrestling with this question as benefits, galas, and fundraising events across the country cancel and the nation’s focus turns, rightly, to support our essential workers and organizations helping to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

While online fundraising has always been a critical aspect of any development plan, pivoting to virtual fundraising events is an imperative new focus for planners.

Virtual Fundraising for Non Profits

Events are a critical tool for nonprofit organizations – they help raise money, yes, but also raise the organization’s profile and bring people together to connect and learn critical information about the state of the foundation

These events become emotional because of the critical need that is being highlighted or the incredible stories that are shared.

How does that emotional pull, that helps to raise the necessary funds from the event, manifest in a virtual setting? 

What are the advantages of hosting a virtual fundraising event?

  • Overhead cost is much lower so profit margin increases. Production for virtual is much less than hosting a physical event.
  • Participation can be expanded – there are no capacity issues online.
  • Benefits for sponsors can be extended through additional marketing and the length of the event’s archival online.
  • Talent and entertainment options are limitless – prerecorded content makes scheduling issues easy! Mobile and online bidding platforms already exist and are in wide use, easy to integrate them into most virtual event platforms.

How can a planner create that all-important human element online and inspire viewers to give:

  • Utilize incredible talent that’s more accessible than ever. National acts and major speakers have significantly reduced their rates for virtual engagements and scheduling issues are easily resolved because content can be prerecorded and presented “live.”
  • Use the time spent on producing the event on personalizing the invitation and messaging throughout.
  • Consider spending some of those saved budget dollars on delivering customized thank you gifts in advance or following the event.
  • Create unifying moments throughout the virtual experience to create a sense of community around your cause. These could be as simple as everyone lighting a candle together at once to everyone delivering a simple message in unison.

YES – virtual fundraising events can work and be meaningful!

Where do you start planning a virtual fundraiser? Here are some important considerations:

  • What digital platform is best for your event?
  • What online bidding platform is best for your chosen event platform?
  • How many viewers do you anticipate?
  • Will you charge to attend or just solicit funds live?
  • What’s included in your program? Keep it to 60 minutes or less.
  • What entertainment is featured? Consider the legality around music streaming online.
  • What interaction from the viewers is important to the event?
  • How can sponsors be highlighted in a virtual setting?

Related Resources:
Adding a Human Touch in a Digital World
Best Practices for Conducting a Virtual Meeting

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Virtual Meetings + Events: Adding a Human Touch in a Digital World

Digital meetings are transforming corporate events & meeting landscape globally. How to engage with online audience & increase virtual event participation.

In today’s changing landscape, the need to continue business and hold virtual meetings is paramount. Digital meetings are transforming the corporate events and meeting landscape globally. Read more from Imprint VP of Account Management, Adriane Hodder, based on our recent remote event, “Chef’s Feature.”

Related: Take Meetings Digital – Best Practices for Conducting a Virtual Meeting

Digital Events: Make Your Next Online Meeting a Success

Meeting professionals around the globe are having to pivot quickly to educate themselves on how to shift from in-face meetings to virtual conferencing.

Logically, meeting planner’s first focus will be determining the best virtual platform to use based on their audience, followed by creating an agenda and all the tedious yet important business strategy will need to be thought through to build a strong remote meeting foundation.     

While this is, of course, is imperative, I think all of us are realizing even more so after our isolation continues, is how crucial it is to take the time to identify a way to incorporate thoughtful HUMAN touches into the meeting as well.

I heard a great saying earlier that rings so true, “It’s not SOCIAL distancing it is PHYSICAL distancing” we are experiencing. People are craving human interaction now more than ever, and this gives planners the opportunity to put extra time and thought into incorporating moments of delight into all aspects of producing a virtual meeting.

How do you Facilitate an Online Meeting?

There are many ways to accomplish this – but just like any live event, you need to ensure what you’re incorporating makes sense for your audience, and in turn, provides a measurable ROI to the event. 

Meeting professionals around the globe are having to pivot quickly to educate themselves on how to shift their in-face conferences to host online meetings.

The first focus of planning your next virtual meeting should be to determine the best virtual platform to use based on their audience. Then you can create an meeting agenda and lay out all the tedious, yet important logistics that will need to be thought out to build a strong meeting foundation.     

Here are the important, yet sometimes forgotten components to consider when you begin considering a virtual meeting environment:

Consider Your Digital Event Demographic:

Start by considering and defining the demographic and psychographic of those that will be participating and attending online.

By asking this question, you are able to quickly narrow down the most suitable options that make the most sense for your event. While it may be cutting edge to offer a virtual reality teambuilding experience, it will quickly fall flat if your guests don’t understand or aren’t comfortable with the technology behind it.

Considering the comfort level of the audience you’re aiming to serve, will determine what style of digital event will be a success, and avoid falling flat.

What Content Will Drive Engagement with an Online Audience:

Our attention span is even shorter today, where we are limited to our home environments and interacting with others through a screen.

Driving online engagement is curated by providing multiple personalities in your virtual event. This includes professional level hosts, emcees, and experts in the field of the topic will keep your guests engaged.

Adding in fun competitions, polls, and live music elements to interactive sessions will also drive that extra layer of excitement and engagement, regardless of the activity you decide upon.

Virtual Meetings Need to Remain Thoughtful and Authentic, Or Digital Audiences Will Not Engage:

The key to making this experience thoughtful and authentic is to dig in even deeper when you are choosing the host that will be leading your activity. Ensure they are comfortable with a digital setting and that they themselves are thoughtful, authentic and personable.

If your budget allows, add an extra step by sending a personal box of items that will be used for the activity itself.

For example, if you wanted to host a cooking lesson, why not send all of the ingredients required for the demonstration to one of the attendees with a personal note on their doorstep?

This adds the human touch and interaction that also drives excitement leading up to the activity they’ll be participating in.

Digital meetings are transforming corporate events & meeting landscape globally. How to engage with online audience & increase virtual event participation.

A Successful Virtual Meeting or Digital Event Requires 3 Components:

By considering each of the points above, Imprint Group was able to curate an engaging and exciting live cooking demo for 100 attendees who participated online.

Our hosts, Lauren and Cory Harwell, are members of the Imprint family, and both professionals in our industry. With Lauren’s unique and inviting personality, paired with Chef Cory Harwell’s talent in the kitchen and years of experience to teach our audience, we created a virtual cooking activity, where Lauren and Cory as a pair made for wonderful and engaging hosts for the topic.

We also had our team across multiple destinations put together “Boxes of Yum” with all of the ingredients to be used in our cooking demonstration.

After adding their own personalized touches, these boxes with ingredients were delivered to multiple attendees who were planning on joining the live event.

This extra step, drove audience excitement and their participation because everything they needed was ready. That, paired with a personalized cooking playlist Chef Cory Harwell loves to play in his kitchen, allowed for the guests to have personalized, human interactions and experiences, all within a virtual setting.

Need assistance facilitating your next virtual meeting or brainstorming a digital event to engage an audience? Contact Imprint Group.

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Event Industry & Facing it Together

Coming Through for the Cast and Crew

We are seeing a heartbreaking need in our event and entertainment community during this time. In turn, we have had a growing response from individuals asking how they can help. Given the restrictions of sweeping stay-at-home orders, our team is organizing a gift card drive to distribute to industry staff, casts, crews and those in the field whose livelihood have been suspended. 

If you are willing and able to help during this time,

PLEASE SEND A GIFT CARD OR PRE-PAID CREDIT CARD TO:

P.O. BOX #489
AURORA, CO 80040

OR ELECTRONIC GIFT CARDS TO: DONATIONS@IMPRINTGROUP.COM

We will continue to get these donations into the hands of those who are humbly raising theirs. To that end, if you know of anyone in the event and entertainment community hit hard, please share this information.

With love & support,

the Imprint team

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Virtual Meetings + Events: Best Practices for Conducting a Virtual Meeting

Digital Meetings 101 for Hosting a Successful Virtual meeting or digital event

In today’s changing landscape, the need to continue business and hold digital meetings is paramount. Read more from Imprint VP of Accounts, Franny Starkey, based on our recent video conference “Digital Meetings 101”.


WATCH THE PRESENTATION ON DIGITAL MEETINGS 101 HERE

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE

Develop a Business Strategy for Hosting a Digital Meeting & Improving Virtual Meetings

If you’re looking to hold a virtual meeting or want to improve corporate meetings now taking place online, there are a variety of things to consider as you start to strategize how to accomplish this.

While the technological portion of your meeting is critical, how you structure your online meetings will be vital to the overall success of your digital event.

Here are Suggestions to Help you Facilitate a Successful Online Meeting:

No attendee wants to sit in front of their computer for hours listening to a series of speakers go on and on.  Your meeting agenda must force movement, have the ability for attendees to interact dynamically, and provide content that’s energetic through a dynamic presentation.

Your online content has to have a strong focus. There’s no timeframe you *have* to fill in digital-to-digital conference – however, what you’re offering, and subsequently asking your attendees to spend their time watching, must be critical content that must be shared and shared now.

Bottom Line. Do not waste time, yours and your attendees, with filler content.

A digital meeting gives you more flexibility as you plan, and the online agenda should reflect this. You’re not confined to a certain room on a particular set of days in a set number of hours. As such, one advantage of virtual meetings is your virtual agenda can extend beyond your typical meeting schedule and live online for a set time period so invited guests can interact with the material at their leisure – whether later that day or in one week.

As you Plan Your Virtual Agenda, Here are Key Questions to Consider:

  • What content and information is critical to provide as part of this meeting?
  • What content needs to be shared live?
  • What content requires interaction with attendees (feedback, suggestions, questions, etc.)?
  • How many subtopics (or breakout sessions) are pertinent?
  • Do you want multiple content options simultaneously or would you rather offer a multiple single content experience?
  • Of those subtopics, which require, or would benefit from, attendee interaction?
  • For those subtopics that don’t require live interaction, can that content be prerecorded and produced in advance?
  • How many total attendees are you hoping will tune in?
  • How many attendees do you hope will participate in subtopic sessions or recordings?
  • Do you have the advance time needed to create worthwhile content?
  • Do you have the right partners to help create the content?

Key Suggestions for Optimizing Your Digital Meeting

  • Offer (1-2) daily live “general sessions” where all attendees can join that last NO MORE than 90 minutes – 45-60 minutes is ideal
    • General sessions, unless it’s a set keynote, should include a multitude of speakers.
    • If budget allows, the “set” for the live session should be dynamic and include a multitude of looks to keep the attendee interested and engaged whether that’s through technology (green screen, LED backdrop, multi-stage and camera set up.)
    • Think about how you can plan for dynamic interaction and engage guests.
    • Speakers must be engaging and energetic. They should be coached and presentations should be rehearsed.
    • Communicate “rules of the road” in advance for these massive online gatherings so attendees know what to expect and how to engage.  For instance: attendees are all muted, questions are submitted through a hashtag (or chosen platform), comments are submitted through chat or in a post-meeting survey, etc. 
  • Use Live Breakout Sessions to Interact with Attendees
    • Use live sessions, held in proximity to the general session (but not directly following), to give guests an opportunity to engage through polling, Q&A and conversation.
    • These sessions should have individual agendas, shared in advance, that outline how attendees can interact and when.
    • Limit the number of attendees to these sessions so interaction is meaningful and controlled.  If interest exceeds capacity, host the same session multiple times – again, the benefit of a virtual meeting is giving flexibility with the schedule and providing options for your attendees.
    • Record and post to live on following the live session.
  • Provide Prerecorded and Produced Breakout Content
    • Content that’s useful but not as exciting should be prerecorded and produced so its available but can be observed when the attendee has time or interest.
    • Prerecording and producing also allows you to spice up the content through graphics, animations and b-roll. 
    • Prerecording is a great option for speakers who aren’t great in front of a live crowd or for panels where you’re struggling to get the right speakers on the set day and time.
  • Don’t Forget to Entertain When Hosting a Virtual Meeting
    • In a live meeting, there are moments throughout the experience meant to surprise and delight your attendees, that sentiment can’t be lost when your program goes virtual, in fact, those moments are all the more important.
    • As guests are logging on and joining the meeting, what music or video is playing?
    • As speakers switch or breakouts start or conclude, what do guests hear or see?
    • How can the users’ device (computer or phone) come alive as part of the experience?
  • Help Facilitate Networking During Remote Meetings
    • Similar to live breakout sessions, can you create virtual happy hours grouped by interest, professional role or region?
    • Can sponsors or executives host “booth hours” or a period of time they’re available for virtual chats and pop-ins.

Virtual Meeting: Sample Conference Agenda Template

Need assistance in facilitating an online meeting or building a dynamic virtual meeting for conference attendees? Contact Imprint Group to do the heavy lifting!

Related Resources:
Adding a Human Touch in a Digital World
Taking your Fundraiser Online

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Thank you for tuning in to our Off Script video conference series! View our latest recordings and presentations below, and tune in twice a week as we continue to connect our community in navigating the current condition of our events industry.




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05.28.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Q&A with the Imprint Team
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05.26.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Event Venues Respond
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05.21.2020 – Virtual Events & Meetings: Digital Meetings 201
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05.19.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Restauranteurs Respond
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05.14.2020 – Virtual Events & Meetings: Post Pandemic Planning
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05.12.2020Event Industry Town Hall: Entertainment in a Virtual World
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05.06.2020Unemployment Q&A
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05.05.2020Event Industry Town Hall: Social Planner Panel
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04.30.2020 – Virtual Events & Meetings: Taking your Fundraiser Online
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04.28.2020Event Industry Town Hall: Corporate & Incentive Planners
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04.21.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Hoteliers
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04.09.2020 – Virtual Events & Meetings: Connect, Let’s Get Real
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04.07.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Industry Effects
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04.02.2020 – Virtual Events & Meetings: Digital Meetings 101
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03.24.2020 – Event Industry Town Hall: Connecting our Industry
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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
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National Federation of Independent Business
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Webinars & Reading Materials:

Measure What Matters – John Doerr: Read
Trillion Dollar Coach – Jonathan Rosenberg: Read
Financial Support for Gig Workers & Small Businesses: Watch
Small Business Development Center Resources: Watch
National Small Business Town Halls – Inc. Magazine: Watch

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